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"Married with children" the influence of significant others in TTO exercises.

van Nooten FE, van Exel NJ, Koolman X, Brouwer WB - Health Qual Life Outcomes (2015)

Bottom Line: This study aimed to investigate which other responder characteristics influence TTO responses, with an emphasis on consideration of significant others, such as partners and children.Higher age and living together were positively associated with number of years traded off.Consideration of significant others in TTO exercises thus may be important in understanding (differences in) TTO responses and when drawing representative samples from the general public.

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Affiliation: Institute of Health Policy & Management (iBMG) and Institute of Medical Technology Assessment (iMTA), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Background: Which responder characteristics influence TTO scores remains underexplored. More research is needed in order to understand (differences in) TTO scores, but also in the context of generating representative health state valuations for some population. Previous studies have found age, gender, marital status and subjective life expectancy to influence the number of years traded off.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate which other responder characteristics influence TTO responses, with an emphasis on consideration of significant others, such as partners and children.

Methods and design: We performed a web-based survey in a representative sample of the Dutch general public (aged 18-65). Data on demographics, health status and expectations about future length and quality of life were gathered. Respondents valued three distinct health states using TTO.

Results: A total of 1067 respondents completed the questionnaire. Sixty percent of respondents had children and 49 % were married. The mean number of years traded off increased with severity of health states. Higher age and living together were positively associated with number of years traded off. Increases in subjective life expectancy, having children and being male (were negatively associated with the number of years traded-off.

Conclusion: Age, gender and subjective life expectancy, living together and having children were significantly associated with TTO responses. Consideration of significant others in TTO exercises thus may be important in understanding (differences in) TTO responses and when drawing representative samples from the general public.

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Years traded per health state among traders
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Fig1: Years traded per health state among traders

Mentions: The average number of years respondents wanted to trade off was 3.16 years for health state 1 (i.e. the highest ranked one), 3.80 years for health state 2 and 5.63 years for health state 3 (Table 2). Figure 1 shows the distribution of years traded off in each of the health states. Table 2 shows that respondents who indicated to have a preference for a shorter life in perfect health over a longer life in imperfect health, indeed traded off significantly more years than respondents who preferred to live longer in imperfect health (p < 0.05).Table 2


"Married with children" the influence of significant others in TTO exercises.

van Nooten FE, van Exel NJ, Koolman X, Brouwer WB - Health Qual Life Outcomes (2015)

Years traded per health state among traders
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4487600&req=5

Fig1: Years traded per health state among traders
Mentions: The average number of years respondents wanted to trade off was 3.16 years for health state 1 (i.e. the highest ranked one), 3.80 years for health state 2 and 5.63 years for health state 3 (Table 2). Figure 1 shows the distribution of years traded off in each of the health states. Table 2 shows that respondents who indicated to have a preference for a shorter life in perfect health over a longer life in imperfect health, indeed traded off significantly more years than respondents who preferred to live longer in imperfect health (p < 0.05).Table 2

Bottom Line: This study aimed to investigate which other responder characteristics influence TTO responses, with an emphasis on consideration of significant others, such as partners and children.Higher age and living together were positively associated with number of years traded off.Consideration of significant others in TTO exercises thus may be important in understanding (differences in) TTO responses and when drawing representative samples from the general public.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Health Policy & Management (iBMG) and Institute of Medical Technology Assessment (iMTA), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

ABSTRACT

Background: Which responder characteristics influence TTO scores remains underexplored. More research is needed in order to understand (differences in) TTO scores, but also in the context of generating representative health state valuations for some population. Previous studies have found age, gender, marital status and subjective life expectancy to influence the number of years traded off.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate which other responder characteristics influence TTO responses, with an emphasis on consideration of significant others, such as partners and children.

Methods and design: We performed a web-based survey in a representative sample of the Dutch general public (aged 18-65). Data on demographics, health status and expectations about future length and quality of life were gathered. Respondents valued three distinct health states using TTO.

Results: A total of 1067 respondents completed the questionnaire. Sixty percent of respondents had children and 49 % were married. The mean number of years traded off increased with severity of health states. Higher age and living together were positively associated with number of years traded off. Increases in subjective life expectancy, having children and being male (were negatively associated with the number of years traded-off.

Conclusion: Age, gender and subjective life expectancy, living together and having children were significantly associated with TTO responses. Consideration of significant others in TTO exercises thus may be important in understanding (differences in) TTO responses and when drawing representative samples from the general public.

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Related in: MedlinePlus